List of Abbreviations

Manuscripts, Commentaries, and Editions Used in Volume III, Following the Conventions Established in the Critical Edition of the Araṇyakāṇḍa (see pp. ix-xi)

I. Manuscripts

Northern Manuscripts (N)

forming the Northern Recension (NR) (14 MSS — including 5 Devanāgarī)

NW Northwestern Manuscripts

Ś Śāradā
Ś1   undated

NE Northeastern Manuscripts

  1. Ñ Nepālī
    Ñ1   a.d. 1020
    Ñ2   a.d. 1675
  2. V Maithilī
    V1   undated
    V2   a.d. 1675
  3. B Bengālī
    B1   undated
    B2   undated
    B3   a.d. 1833
    B4   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts aligned with N
    D1   a.d. 1773 NW
    D2   a.d. 1659 NW
    D3   a.d. 1731 NW
    D5   undated NE
    D7   a.d. 1829 NE

Southern Manuscripts

(S) forming the Southern Recension (SR) (15 MSS, including 6 Devanāgarī)

  1. T Telegu
    T1   undated
    T2   undated
    T3   undated
  2. G Grantha
    G1   a.d. 1818
    G2   undated
    G3   undated
  3. M Malayālam
    M1   a.d. 1690
    M2   a.d. 1823
    M3   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts allied with S
    Dg1   the version of Govindarāja a.d. 1774
    Dt1   the version of Tilaka undated
    Dm1   the version of Maheśvaratīrtha a.d. 1698
    D4   a.d. 1766
    D6   a.d. 1795
    D8   undated

II. Commentaries

(Note: Spelling follows the conventions established by the critical edition, see vol. 7, pp. 655-56.)

Cg   the commentary called Bhūṣaṇa (the name of the commentary on the Araṇyakāṇḍais the Ratnamekhalā) of Govindarāja
Ck   the commentary called the Amṛtakataka of Kataka Mādhav Yogīndra
Cm   the commentary called Tattvadīpikā of Maheśvaratīrtha
Cnā   the commentary of Sarvajña Nārāyaṇa (as cited by Lokanātha Cakravartī)
Cr   the commentary called Śiromaṇi of Bansidhara Śhivasahāya[Note 1]
Crā   the commentary of Rāmānuja[Note 1]
Cs   the commentary of Satyatīrtha
Ct   the commentary called Tilaka of Nāgeśa Bhaṭṭa, composed in the name of Rāmavarmā
Ctr   the commentary called Dharmākūtam of Tryambakarāya Makhi(Yajvan)
Ctś   the commentary called Taniślokī of Ātreya Ahobala
Cv   the commentary called Vivekatilaka of Varadarāja Uḍāli (Uḍāri)

III. Editions

GPP   Gujarati Printing Press (also called the vulgate). “Rāmāyan of Vālmīki”. 7 volumes. Bombay: Gujarati Printing Press, 1914-1920. With three commentaries called Tilaka, Shiromani, and Bhooshana. Edited by Shastri Shrinivasa Katti Mudholkar.
VSP   Veṅkateśvara Steam Press. Śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇa. 3 volumes. Bombay: Lakṣmīveṅkateśvara Mudraṇālaya, 1935. Edited by Gaṅgāviṣṇu Śrīkṛṣṇadāsa.

IV. Journals

ABORI   Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
ALB   Adyar Library Bulletin
Annales   Annales: économies, sociétés, civilisations
BSOAS   Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
HR   History of Religions
JA   Journal asiatique
JAOS   Journal of the American Oriental Society
JAS   Journal of Asian Studies
JBBRAS   Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
JIP   Journal of Indian Philosophy
JOIB   Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda
KZ   Kuhns Zeitschrift
PMLA   Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
WZKSA   Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens
WZKSOA   Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Süd-und Ostasiens
ZDMG   Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft

V. Other Important Abbreviations

App.   Appendices to the critical edition of the Rāmāyaṇa
crit. app.   critical apparatus
crit. ed.   critical edition
PW   Petersburg Wörterbuch: Böhtlingk, Otto and Rudolph Roth. Sanskrit-Wörterbuch. St. Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1855-1875. Reprint in seven volumes, Osnabrück/Wiesbaden, 1966.
pw   Petersburg Wörterbuch (abridged): Böhtlingk, Otto. Sanskrit-Wörterbuch im kürzerer Fassung. St. Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1879-1889. Reprint in three volumes, Graz, 1959.
v.l.   varia lectio (a variant reading)

VI. Sanskrit Texts Cited

AhirbuS   Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā
AmaK   Amarakoṣa
ĀpaŚS   Āpastambaśrautasūtra
ArthŚā   Arthaśāstra
Āru   Āruṇikopaniṣad
ĀśvaGS   Āśvalāyanagṛhyasūtra
ĀśvaŚS   Āśvalāyanaśrautasūtra
AtriSm   AtriSmṛti
AV   Atharvavedasaṃhitā
Bālrā   Bālarāmāyaṇa
BaudhDS   Baudhāyanadharmasūtra
BhagGī   Bhagavadgītā
BhāgP   Bhāgavatapurāṇa
BhāGS   Bhāradvājagṛhyasūtra
BrahmP   Brahmapurāṇa
BṛĀraU   Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad
BṛDharmaP   Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa
BṛSaṃ   Bṛhatsaṃhitā
BuddhaC   Buddhacarita
ChāndoU   Chāndogyopaniṣad
DaśKuC   Daśakumāracarita
DevīBhāP   Devībhāgavatapurāṇa
Dhvanyā   Dhvanyāloka
DūtVā   Dūtavākya
GautDS   Gautamapraṇītadharmasūtra
HariVaṃ   Harivaṃśa
KālikāP   Kālikāpurāṇa
KāmSū   Kāmasūtra
KāśiVṛ   Kāśikāvṛtti
KāṭhU   Kāṭhakopaniṣad
KātyŚS   Kātyāyanaśrautasūtra
Kirātā   Kirātārjunīya
KumāSaṃ   Kumārasaṃbhava
KūrmaP   Kūrmapurāṇa
LaṅkāSū   Saddharmalaṅkāvatārasūtra
LiṅgaP   Liṅgapurāṇa
MahāBh   Vyākaraṇamahābhāṣya
MahāN   Mahānāṭaka
MaiS   Maitrāyanīsaṃhitā
MaiU   Maitrāyaṇyupaniṣad
MālaMā   Mālatīmādhava
ManuSm   Manusmṛti
MatsyaP   Matsyapurāṇa
MBh   Mahābhārata
MeghDū   Meghadūta
Mitā   Mitākṣarā
Mṛcch   Mṛcchakaṭika
MudrāRā   Mudrārākṣasa
MūlaMāKā   Mūlamādhyamikakārikā
NalaCarNā   Nalacaritranāṭaka
NaraP   Narasiṃhapurāṇa
NāraSm   Nāradasmṛti
NāṭyaŚā   Nāṭyaśāstra
NītiSā   Nītisāra
Pā   Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī
PadmaP   Padmapurāṇa
PañcBr   Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa = Tāṇḍyamahābrāhmaṇa
ParaS   Paramāsaṃhitā
PrasaRā   Prasannarāghava
RaghuVa   Raghuvaṃśa
RahaTrSā   Rahasyatrayasāra
Rām   Rāmāyaṇa
RāmāCam   Rāmāyaṇacampū
RāmS   Rāmāyaṇasaṃgraharaghuvīrastava
RāmU   Rāmopākhyāna
RasGaṅ   Rasagaṅgādhara
RatiRaha   Ratirahasya
ṚV   Ṛgvedasaṃhitā
ṢaḍviBr   Ṣaḍviṃśabrāhmaṇa
SāhiDa   Sāhityadapaṇa
Śāk   Abhijñānaśākuntala
ŚāstDī   Śāstradīpikā
ŚatBr   Śatapathabrāhmaṇa
SkandaP   Skandapurāṇa
SubhāRaBh   Subhāṣitaratnabhaṇḍāgāra
SūktiRa   Sūktiratnahāra
SuśruS   Suśrutasaṃhitā
TaiBr   Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa
TaiS   Taittirīyasaṃhitā
TaiU   Taittirīyopaniṣad
TāṇMaBr   Tāṇḍyamahābrāhmaṇa = Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa
UnmaRā   Unmattarāghava
UttaRāC   Uttararāmacarita
VāsiDS   Vāsiṣṭhadharmaśāstra
VāyuP   Vāyupurāṇa
Vikramo   Vikramorvaśīya
ViṣṇuP   Viṣnupurāṇa
ViṣṇuSm   Viṣṇusmṛti
YājñaSm   Yājñavalkyasmṛti
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